Posted by: gravessack | July 4, 2017

Spin-Kicking Some Links Towards You

The anticipation has been running rampant for over a year, and now, the week has finally arrived! The highly anticipated Federation Internationale de Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup kicks off Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. C.T., featuring the United States, the defending champions, taking on Denmark. This event is one of the biggest adapted sporting events to come to North America!

Ten teams from around the world will be in Kissimmee, Florida from July 5-9 to see who will hoist the cup. The third-ever World Cup will take place at Silver Spurs Arena, an 11,400 seat complex. The floor will be divided into two courts for the tournament.

As mentioned in previous posts, power soccer is a sport for people who have physical disabilities who need to use a wheelchair in their everyday life. Two teams of four players try to pass, maneuver, and shoot a 13-inch soccer ball between two goal posts. Each match features two 20-minute halves, with overtime periods if necessary.

Below are several links to where you can watch and follow the action online:

Have fun watching this week, and good luck to all teams! If you have any questions about the World Cup or power soccer in general, please post a comment and start a conversation!

Written by: Michael L. Sack


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